Baseball is back. Major League Baseball's 99-day lockout has ended. MLB and the players' organization reached a tentative agreementSources told ESPN's Jeff Passan that they were aware of a new collective bargaining arrangement.
We'll even get an entire 162-game season.
The stoppage was the second-longest in baseball history. However, the sport will quickly get back to normal. The spring training camps open on Sunday, and the rest of the business — including free agent signings or trades — will begin once the CBA has been ratified Thursday night.
Opening Day is April 7th and Spring Training games will begin on March 17. Two additional teams will be added to the postseason at the end of each season.
Some players used social media to celebrate the news of the deal and share their excitement.
— John Means (@JMeans25) March 10, 2022
We are extremely proud to have been a part of this wonderful group. @MLBPA !!! LET'S PLAY BASEBALL !!!!! Go @tigers !!!
— Tucker Barnhart (@Tucker_Barnhart) March 10, 2022
Let's get on the ball. Let's get to it. pic.twitter.com/1bWE63Lo4U
— CountOnAG (@Amir_Garrett) March 10, 2022
Baseball is back🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/6cWdkRLMgQ
— Jonathan India (@JonathanIndia) March 10, 2022
Rangers fans, see you soon🙌🏽
— Dane Dunning (@Ddunning33) March 10, 2022
— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) March 10, 2022
Mood: incredibly delightful😇 pic.twitter.com/JUySFVcOVa
— Jazz Chisholm Jr (@j_chisholm3) March 10, 2022
— Triston 🌎 McKenzie (@T_eazy24) March 10, 2022
Baseball is back! pic.twitter.com/GD38kEXdei
— Kevin Pillar (@KPILLAR4) March 10, 2022
Others joined the fray, looking for new homes and recruiting agents.
Welp, I'm not sure where to sign? 😂😅
— Andrew McCutchen (@TheCUTCH22) March 10, 2022
Let's get Wrigley jumping on my dawg, come through! @TeamCJCorrea @Cubs
— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) March 10, 2022
Also, teams celebrated.
— Oakland A's (@Athletics) March 10, 2022
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) March 10, 2022
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) March 10, 2022
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— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) March 10, 2022
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 10, 2022
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) March 10, 2022
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) March 10, 2022
— Cleveland Guardians (@CleGuardians) March 10, 2022
— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) March 10, 2022
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) March 10, 2022